WW1 – 100 YEARS COMMEMORATION EVENT
WW1 AT EMBSAY
10th & 11th November 2018
Our Edwardian and Victorian wooden carriages will be running with re-enactments of soldiers returning from the war, to mark the 100 year anniversary of the end of the great war.
Period trains will be running to our standard single train timetable Saturday and Sunday. There will be re-enactments of soldiers coming home at 1pm & 2:30pm at Embsay Station on Sunday 11/11/18.
Our waiting rooms at Embsay will have displays of information relating to railway staff who left for the front and did or, unfortunately, did not return.
There will be displays of period railway memorabilia and WW1 film/slide shows.
There will also be a model railway display of the never implemented “Bolton Abbey” railway line.
On Saturday & Sunday the Embsay with Eastby Village Hall will also display WW1 information on the men who went off to war from the villages, together with other presentations on the subject. See their information & schedule at
A vintage bus will be running from Skipton High Street to the Station & Village Hall at regular intervals during Sunday.
During the period of World War 1 our Steam Railway ran beyond Bolton Abbey and connected with Ilkley, Otley and Leeds as well as Skipton.
After the War and over a period of time demobbed soldiers were given railway warrants in order to return to their home towns. They didn’t all return at once but when it was known a number would be due back on a certain train, then residents would gather at the station to welcome them back.
You may have heard of the Skipton Academy students who re-enacted the departure to war from Settle station in 2014, and gained many plaudits for their performance including at the latest Grassington Festival. These performances went under the title of Tunstall’s Men. The teacher in charge of those performances has undertaken to have a group of his students re-enact the return by train of the soldiers.
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